Rhynchonellidae

plural noun
Rhyn·cho·nel·li·dae

Definition of Rhynchonellidae 

: a family of articulate brachiopods that is known from the Ordovician to the Holocene and is usually placed in a distinct suborder or superfamily of Telotremata but is sometimes considered to form a separate order

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History and Etymology for Rhynchonellidae

New Latin, from Rhynchonella, type genus + -idae

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